With the ninth anniversary of the events of September 11, 2001 fast approaching, The Corbett Report has released an in-depth audio/visual exploration of where the 9/11 Truth Movement stands and where it is heading.
Drawing on the thoughts and opinions of Dr. Bob Bowman, Richard Gage, AIA, Aidan Monaghan, Kevin Ryan, Anthony Flammia and many others, “9/11 Truth is Still the Issue” attempts to consolidate the 9/11 Truth movement’s gains and ponder the best way forward for 9/11 researchers and activists.
Download an mp3 audio version of the report by clicking here or watch the Youtube video version in the player below:
From the introduction:
9/11 Truth is the issue for-ending the wars of aggression that have wreaked such havoc on the world and so far resulted in the loss of thousands of Americans and over a million Iraqis, not to mention the scores of Afghanis and Pakistanis that the Western media finds too unimportant to even tally.
9/11 Truth is the issue for exposing one of the largest swindles in history, the 2.3 trillion dollars that Donald Rumsfeld pronounced “missing” from the Pentagon’s coffers on September 10, 2001, the day before the attack on the most heavily defended building in the world that left the very office that was investigating those missing trillions smoking in ruins.
9/11 Truth is the issue for unraveling decades of manipulation of foreign “terrorist assets” in calculated strategies of tension that have left thousands of dead bodies in their wake, all directly attributable to the machinations of intelligence agencies and their cohorts.
9/11 Truth is one of the few issues that gives any hope at striking at the true root of the system that has acted so concertedly against the interests of the people and resulted in the erection of a control grid to watch over the populace for the benefit of the plutocrats, the well-connected and the banksters
In short, 9/11 Truth is one of the most important issues with which we can possibly hope to press forward, even now, 9 years after those horrific events unfolded.
Channel: Nine (9)
Time: 7th September, 9pm
Duration: 120 mins
Other: Closed captions, widescreen
On 9/11 the world changed forever and America was tested as never before – putting the judgment, values, bravery and ability to react of leaders and ordinary men and women alike under intense scrutiny. Offering a minute by minute account of that day, this special follows a range of people – some very famous, some very private, and discovers how they behaved and how well they believe they responded.
Compiled by Andrew Middleton
An update on “The latest on Australia’s Hung Parliament,” August 31st
Abbott touted pub relief in Wilkie deal4 September, 2010
From: The Australian
TONY Abbott offered to consider compensation for clubs and pubs as part of his drive to win the support of independent MP Andrew Wilkie.
The compensation would have been for clubs and pubs dependent on poker-machine income for their survival. This was part of his promise to crack down on problem gambling .
But Mr Wilkie, who has agreed with the Gillard government to vote against a no-confidence motion if Labor forms minority government, instead accepted Julia Gillard’s offer to impose restrictions on poker machine use and losses.
The Opposition Leader essentially offered the same deal, based on the findings of the Productivity Commission, to limit poker machine losses, as the ALP.
And Mr Abbott also offered to look at an industry adjustment package to help clubs and pubs with potential job losses.
Clubs Australia executive director Anthony Ball has accused the Prime Minister of backflipping on a deal to consult the industry before making any changes to gambling regulations.
Black rights top Bob Katter’s wish list4 September, 2010 From: The Australian
INDEPENDENT MP Bob Katter has accused successive governments of oppressing Aborigines, declaring that indigenous policy will affect his decision about whether to back Labor or the Coalition to form a government.
The north Queensland MP wants 100 per cent of the workers on indigenous housing projects to be Aborigines, and for Canberra to sink Queensland Premier Anna Bligh’s Wild Rivers legislation.
He says Aboriginal people should have full control over their own land.
Mr Katter is one of three independent MPs who will next week resolve the nation’s political deadlock by giving one of the major political parties his support to form a minority government after the August 21 election produced no winner.
Parliament reform spat slows govt result5 September 2010
A decision on who forms government could be delayed with a squabble breaking out over parliamentary reform.
Labor and the coalition have previously indicated they would support changing parliament’s rules, but on Sunday the opposition declared some of the reforms could strengthen the hand of future governments.
“My role as manager of opposition business is to ensure that the parliament is not diminished and the executive’s power increased,” key coalition negotiator Christopher Pyne told AAP.
Rob Oakeshott wants both sides of politics to sign off on the reforms before he and fellow independents Tony Windsor and Bob Katter announce whether they’ll back Prime Minister Julia Gillard or Opposition Leader Tony Abbott.
Asked on Sunday whether the current squabbling could delay that announcement, Mr Pyne said: “What is important is the changes to the standing orders for the last 110 years be correct, not rushed”.
The coalition opposes proposed reforms to the speaker’s role and the guaranteeing of “pairing” for votes.
It supports other changes, including boosting the role of independents, elevating private members’ business, strengthening committees, establishing a parliamentary budget office and reforming Question Time.
A draft document outlining the proposed reforms was released by Mr Oakeshott on Saturday. Labor has supported all the measures.
One may have to compromise: Windsor6 September, 2010
One of the three rural independents may have to compromise and back their least favoured political party in the interests of stable government, Tony Windsor says.
Mr Windsor and his fellow independents Bob Katter and Rob Oakeshott are still deciding whether to support a Labor or coalition minority government.
Labor is ahead in that race, holding 74 of the required 76 federal lower house seats – one more than the coalition.
Mr Windsor said if the trio couldn’t agree on whom to support, someone may have to compromise their views in order to avoid a 75-all outcome.
Read full article Related: "Oakeshott prepared to compromise," September 6th
Tony Windsor supported radical action on climate change6 September, 2010
From: The Australian
TONY Windsor introduced a private member’s bill to radically cut Australia’s carbon emissions before the Garnaut report was even released.
The Member for New England proposed Australia’s carbon emissions be cut by at least 30 per cent below 1990 levels by 2020 – and by 80 per cent by 2050.
Mr Windsor’s decision to vote against the Rudd Government’s emissions trading scheme has been read in some quarters as a sign he will back Tony Abbott’s ‘direct action’ approach to climate change.
But as the trio of country independents continue to weigh up their options, Mr Windsor has hinted the ambitious targets in his private member’s bill may not reflect his personal beliefs.
Read full article Also see: "Gillard faces Rudd-made climate trap," September 3rd
Coalition’s hopes for power sink6 September, 2010 From: The Australian
THE Coalition is increasingly pessimistic about its chances of winning the support of the three rural independents it needs to take power.
The trio is preparing to end two weeks of political limbo.
Hopes are rising in the government that Labor will be able to win the backing of at least two of the three independents, even as senior Coalition figures made a last-ditch bid for support.
Tony Abbott’s chief of staff, Peta Credlin, and senior Liberal senator Bill Heffernan lunched with north Queensland independent Bob Katter yesterday in Canberra to discuss his 20-point wishlist as well as water and development issues.
Mr Katter is expected to declare his decision today, but Tony Windsor said he might not make a decision until tomorrow while Rob Oakeshott said he may need until Wednesday.
Senior sources believe the decision could go either way, but pessimism has grown among some senior Coalition figures over the “disengagement” of the independents during key briefings last week with senior frontbenchers.
Coalition sources worry about the fact that issues such as its broadband policy to counter Labor’s NBN and Treasury’s costing of the Coalition’s election promises were only briefly canvassed in the meetings, leaving them concerned the independents were “going through the the motions . . . It would seem they have not nearly negotiated and discussed and exchanged documents and all those sorts of things with us, like they have with Labor,” one Coalition source told The Australian.
“That’s the reason for the pessimism.”
Greens to rush same-sex bill4 September, 2010
From: The Australian
THE Greens will use their alliance with Labor to prosecute their push for same-sex marriage and liberalising the treatment of refugees by bringing forward their legislation and demanding it be debated, possibly with conscience votes, in the new parliament.
Greens leader Bob Brown confirmed his intentions yesterday as the Coalition warned that a returned Labor government controlled by the Greens would be the most radical in Australian political history.
Read full article Related: "Gillard dumps citizen assembley as Labor, Greens strike alliance deal," September 1st Also see: "Same Strategy, Different Socialists," August 28th
Final count still weeks away: AEC6 September, 2010 From: The Australian
THE final count in the federal election can be expected within three weeks, the electoral commission has said.
At noon on Monday, 91.92 per cent of the House of Representatives vote had been counted, with the Senate count slightly behind on 87.3 per cent.
But so far only nine lower house seats have been officially declared out of 150.
Decision likely for Tuesday, major parties prefer Government over re-election6 September, 2010
From: ABC News
Independent MP Tony Windsor says a decision on which party will form government is unlikely to be made today.
Mr Windsor and his fellow independents Bob Katter and Rob Oakeshott have spent the weekend mulling over which party to support, and will hold talks together in Canberra today.
Mr Windsor says they also plan to meet Labor leader Julia Gillard and Coalition leader Tony Abbott one more time before making a final decision.
“My guess is, on the basis of all that, we’ll make a determination probably tomorrow morning,” Mr Windsor said.
Although keen not to raise expectations, he has not totally ruled out a decision today.
“Anything could happen,” he said.
“I won’t be making a final call until I’ve really sat down with the other two and talked through it, because there is a possibility here that we end up with 75-all, in a mathematical sense.
“I’ve asked people from both sides of the parliament ‘Do you want another election?’ and they nearly run in fear when you suggest that to them.”
The independents are hopeful that the Coalition will today join Labor in signing onto a series of parliamentary reforms.
Mr Oakeshott says there will be a decision soon.
“Realistically, a couple more days at worst, and hopefully by within 24 hours at best,” he said.
The Greens holding the balance of power in the Senate from July next year is a serious point of consideration.
“The reality is, the Greens are in the House,” said Mr Oakeshott.
“That is a pragmatic reality we all have to get used to, like it or not.”
Recent comedy skit on Australia’s “Hung Parliament” by Clarke & Dawes, as featured on The 7:30pm Report, September 2nd
Vaccine Resistance Movement is a grass roots, non-profit organization striving for safe alternatives to vaccines; both empowering citizens around the world with the means of self sufficiency while determined to expose vaccine fraud & pharmaceutical industry malfeasance. This study is the culmination of two years of inspired research, energized with the support of a growing community of responsible activists learning how to stand independent of Corporate & Government misdirection.
It is our goal, through this study, to determine an accurate percentage of those unvaccinated autistic children & adults vs. those unvaccinated children & adults who have not become autistic. Essentially what we are trying to identify is the healthy trend in unvaccinated children & adults. Based on the Centre For Disease Control’s ‘Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons Aged 0 Through 6 Years—United States • 2010′ we are also charting the common denominators in those vaccinated children & adults who became autistic (ie. vaccines received, dietary issues, family health problems, breast/bottle feeding) vs. those vaccinated children & adults who did not become autistic (diet, family health history cross referenced, breast/bottle feeding). As this is a worldwide census type study it is felt the CDC 0-6 model comes closest to an official standard to which most nations subcribe. Variables nation-nation (ie. particulars of vaccine schedule) will be noted accordingly. An ‘Additional Comments’ category will accompany each section for any discrepancies.
The purpose of this worldwide study is to determine the incidence/rate of autism amongst those unvaccinated children & adults surveyed. We are also concurrently tracking the incidence/rate of autism amongst those vaccinated children & adults surveyed; cross-referencing dietary factors, pre-existing medical conditions/allergies, family health/vaccine history (multiple generations), breast/bottle feeding, We hope to gain new insights into the causality & manifestations of autism with an exhaustive, scientific approach.
For further information, please view the study homepage: http://study.vaccineresistancemovement.orgWeAreChange Western Australia has no direct affliation with the Vaccine Resistance Movement or its members.
Written on the 10th of August, 2010 for Inside Story:Australia votes in a fortnight but we won’t find out who made large election donations to the parties until early 2012. In this respect, we can learn something from the United States, writes Brian Costar.
Related story yesterday from ABC’s The Drum, “Political purgatory exposes the ugly election“
Researched & Written by Cel Eden
Edited by Andrew Middleton
Barack Hussien Obama is the current president of the United States of America. During his campaign for the Presidency, it was thought that he was a catalyst, a signal of changing times, as he was the first African-American candidate to be elected. When it was announced that he was to become the 44th president of the USA, there was a public outpouring of emotion screened on televisions around the world, celebrating the perceived step forward.
To become the President, the United States Constitution states candidates must be natural born citizens. Section 1 of Article 2 in the United States Constitution states, “No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall not have attained to the Age of thirty-five Years, and been fourteen Years a Resident within the United States.”
There have been several reports that bring into question , and lawyers demanding that Obama proves, where he was born, as the birth certificate he presented was obtained in Hawaii through the clause that only one family member needs to be a witness to claim a birth there. This is a hot topic because his grandmother in Kenya is on record as saying he was born there and she was in the delivery room.  There are also several pictures in existence showing his visits there over a period of time. If Obama was born in Kenya, it would make his rise to the presidency one that broke the Constitutional laws of the United States and therefore void his position.
While being sworn in as an attorney of Illinois, Obama stated he had never been known under any other names. However, there is factual evidence that he attended Fransiskus Assisi School in Jakarta, Indonesia, as “Barry Soetoro.”  This fact has been conveniently and constantly left out by the mainstream media up until recently when a report surfaced that his stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, had ties with the CIA and suggested Obama’s rise to power may have been manufactured. 
Certain policies and decisions he has made in his term as President have been controversial and made headlines around the world. Some of these include: an Executive-ordered internet ‘killswitch’ , declaring the H1N1 virus a ‘national emergency’ – which violated parts of the Constitution  and saw him able to force people to take a flu vaccine at gunpoint if he felt it necessary – and the fact he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize within months of deciding to send a 40,000 strong contingent of soldiers to Iraq over 2010 .
Many Australians may ask what Obama’s Soetoro’s constitutional ineligibility & agenda has to do with our country. The United States of America seems to dictate policies to the rest of the world through its agenda and Australia traditionally – but particularly since 9/11 – been quick to align itself with that dictation and rarely question it. For evidence of this, we can look at the agendas of Australian & USA Governments since 2001 and find similarities in the “War on Terror” (including Afghanistan, Iraq, and defence/intelligence agreements), the aforementioned push to vaccinate entire populations in response to the swine flu “pandemic,” the push for a price on carbon emissions, the nationalising of healthcare systems, and general attitudes towards other countries, just to name a few. With so many of these issues commonly arising in national politics World-wide, it is important to know who the leaders around the World really are, and not just accept what we are told about them.
From: The Australian
JULIA Gillard has dumped her election promise to deliver a citizens assemby to debate a carbon price under today’s formal deal with the Greens to support a Labor government.
The lampooned policy, which was condemned by the Coalition and the Greens at the last election as nothing more than a talkfest, has been replaced by mutual agreement with the Greens by a parliamentary committee.
But no agreement has been reached on a timeframe for a carbon price, which the Greens and Labor agree is vital to meet greenhouse gas emission reduction targets by 2020.
The Greens this morning struck a formal deal with Labor to govern but the fate of Australia’s next prime minister still lies with the independents.
“The Greens will ensure supply and oppose any motions of no-confidence in the government from other parties or MPs,” leader Bob Brown said at a media conference in Canberra a short time ago.
From the ABC: Full agreement